Known as one of the best options for wart removal, tea tree oil is a natural remedy that has been shown to effectively remove warts at home, without the need for a doctor’s supervision or prescription. Tea tree oil is a great alternative to other kinds of wart removals that involve topical ointments and surgery which are often not covered by most insurance policies, since wart removal is classified under cosmetic procedures. If you need to remove warts from your skin and you need a treatment that is natural and will not require invasive surgical procedures, tea tree oil is a good alternative.
Tea tree oil is often applied directly on the skin. The oil is absorbed by the skin which benefits from its antifungal and antiseptic properties.For best results, follow the following steps in the application as part of your daily skin care regimen.
- Make sure that the treatment is clean and dry before applying the product.
- If you are applying the oil on the feet, direct application can be done. For the rest of the skin surfaces, you can dilute the oil using gel water or aloe vera. Dilute the oil by 50% to ensure that it does not irritate the skin once applied, especially if you are planning on using it on the face. This is very important since pure tea tree oil can dry out the skin, especially the sensitive parts of the body such as the face. Do not use pure tea tree oil on your face since this can lead to excessive drying and make your skin more susceptible to irritation. You can, however, mix just the right amount to ensure that the oil is effective without being too drying. Experiment on a small patch of skin to see how much tea tree oil needs to be mixed in water for it to be effective against warts before applying it to the rest of the body.
- You can speed up the wart removal process by placing a piece of gauze soaked in the oil and water solution over the wart. Secure it using an adhesive bandage and keep it overnight. This will allow the oil to penetrate the wart for longer periods of time.
- You can do the same thing to genital warts. However, it is important to make sure that there are no open or irritated skin nearby since the oil can irritate overly sensitive skin. Clean the area before applying the tea tree oil.
With regular use you will notice a significant reduction in size of the wart after a week. Continue doing this until the wart completely disappears. For most people, warts usually disappear after 4 to 6 weeks of regular application.
Tea tree oil is a natural alternative to more expensive pharmacological treatments. If you do not have money for surgical procedures, tea tree oil also offers a more affordable option. Watch out for irritation since you will need to lower the tea tree oil concentration when this occurs and seek medical opinion when the irritation persists after you have reduced the tea tree oil concentration.